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Sizzle & Steam Hottest Hot Pot Restaurants in Adelaide

Sizzle & Steam: Hottest Hot Pot Restaurants in Adelaide

Time to turn up the heat on your dining experience! Adelaide’s hot pot scene is sizzling, and we’ve uncovered the simmering delights at spots like Vietnam Village Restaurant and Mr. Panda Kitchen. 

If your tummy is up for some souper flavorful bowls, this article has more piping-hot details!

Star Hot Pot Adelaide

Address: 81 Gouger St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8212 0465

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Tue – Closed
  • Wed to Thu – 5 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 5 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Sun – 5 pm to 9:30 pm


You deserve to experience Star Hot Pot Adelaide’s vibrant atmosphere and traditional hot pots.

For a flat fee of $30 per head, you get access to a world of authentic Chinese flavors with delicious, mostly spicy broths. If you can’t take the heat, there’s the mild tomato soup to the rescue. 

They also have a treasure trove of sauces and condiments, from fiery chili to soothing soy sauce. As for the toppings, get ready for scallops, surf clams, prawns, Wagyu, dumplings, and a veggie parade with lettuce and cabbage!

You don’t have to book as a group. You can have your own little pot, sizzling just for you!

Vietnam Village Restaurant

Vietnam Village Restaurant

Address: 2 Smith St, Thebarton, SA 5031

Contact Details: (08) 8352 1719

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Closed
  • Tue to Sat – 11 am to 2 pm, 5 pm to 10 pm
  • Sun – 5 pm to 10 pm


Vietnam Village Restaurant might not win any exterior beauty contests, but step inside, and you’re in for a pleasant surprise with some top-tier hot pots. 

When you have a crew of four or more, the $120 deal is a total winner. You’ll dive into satay chicken, hot and sour king prawn soup, Mongolian steak, chicken chili lemongrass, and a pile of veggies. 

Then there’s the seafood banquet at $50 per person. This deal features thick crab and corn soup, prawn cutlets, scallops with ginger sauce, and a prawn salad.

You can bring your own beverage, but there’s a corkage fee of $12.

Lunchtime here is hectic. Visit around 5 pm to 10 pm if you prefer a relaxed atmosphere.

Chu’s Restaurant

Chu's Restaurant

Address: 40 Unley Rd, Unley SA, 5061

Contact Details: (08) 8272 4455

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Closed
  • Tue to Thu – 5:30 pm to 9 pm
  • Fri – 12 pm to 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Sat – 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Sun – Closed


Chu’s hot pots are headlined by three mouthwatering combos. The seafood hot pot is the crowd-pleaser, loaded with prawns, squid, scallops, and mussels swimming in a zesty black pepper sauce.

Then you have the meatier spicy lime beef hot pot, where hearty beef strips are slow-cooked. You can throw in some lime leaves and seasonal veggies to add more flavors and textures.

But if you’re a huge fan of fiery food, go with the Mapo tofu hot pot. This one is a spicy mix of tofu, bamboo shoots, and spring onions that’ll have you ordering their sweet banana sticky rice.

Free delivery from Chu’s Restaurant is available if your delivery purchase meets a minimum of $30 within a 5-kilometer radius of the resto. 

Mr. Panda Kitchen

From foodieling

Address: 61 Wright St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – 5:30 pm to 9 pm
  • Tue – Closed
  • Wed to Thu – 5:30 pm to 9 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Sun – 5:30 pm to 9 pm

Mr. Panda Kitchen might make your wallet wince a bit, but boy, is it worth it. They have a killer combo of well-seasoned soup bases, fresh veggies, and meats that might have you slurping up every last drop. 

The spicy tallow soup and original pork soup are both fatty and savory, but the former has a red-hot kick. If you prefer a base with reduced fat, try the spicy veg oil soup.

For toppings, you’ll have sliced beef, sliced lamb, pork kidney, and more. These additions are perfect with the dried seafood stick, capelin fish, and cauliflower. 

Mr. Panda Kitchen is a very popular spot for dinner, and they currently don’t accept bookings. Secure a spot by arriving as early as you can.

The free veggies and meat included in your hot pot deal are self-serve from the fridge.

Most diners don’t know this, often leading to them accidentally doubling their costs by ordering extra vegetables or meat from the menu. Avoid this mistake.

East Hotpot

Address: Shop 50/400 Churchill Rd, Kilburn, SA 5082

Contact Details: 0433 828 580

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Sat – 11:30 am to 9:30 pm
  • Sun – 11:45 am to 9:30 pm

You might have a hard time picking a soup base at East Hotspot; all pack a punch in the flavor department. You can taste the classic spicy and hot one with beef, pork bone extract, and dairy for extra creaminess. 

If you’re in the mood for something a little more exotic, try the aromatic and tangy Tom Yum with seafood flavoring. For those who love the taste of poultry, the chicken broth with egg, chicken, and soy is the best way to go.

And for the veggie lovers, don’t miss the vegetarian soup, with mushroom and soy extracts giving you a flavorful, meatless delight. The topping selection is ruled by meat and seafood, but you can get tons of seasonal vegetables too.

You can customize the spiciness level of every soup base according to your tolerance.

Taste of the Himalayas

Address: 489 Brighton Rd, Brighton, SA 5048

Contact Details: (08) 8358 2483

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Closed
  • Tue to Wed – 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Thu to Fri – 5 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Sat – 12 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Sun – 5 pm to 9:30 pm


Taste of the Himalayas offers Nepalicious hot pots, and their Himalayan lamb and chicken hot pots are our top picks here. 

Both meals have generous chunks of lamb or chicken simmered in a rich, aromatic broth. The soup bases burst with traditional Himalayan spices like turmeric, cumin, and coriander.

You can also elevate your meal with their side dishes. We suggest the bhuteko vanta, a crispy fried eggplant dish with a perfect crunch and robust flavor. 

There’s a corkage fee of $12 for those who’ll bring outside drinks.

Be patient. You should expect a wait time of around 20 to 40 minutes during peak hours (5 pm to 7 pm).

Lazy Boy Hot Pot

Address: Shop 1/51 Victoria Parade, Mawson Lakes, SA 5095

Contact Details: (08) 8482 9122

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Closed
  • Tue to Sun – 11 am to 2:30 pm, 5 pm to 9:30 pm


Lazy Boy Hot Pot’s offerings are so sumptuous, they might just lull you into a lazy food coma. Their sensational and trademark tom yum soup base is a must-try: it’s aromatic, a bit sour, and has a mild spice level.

The tongue-tingling malatang soup base is a spicier alternative. This broth is made from slow-cooked beef bones and bone marrow and has the bold flavors of Sichuan pepper, star anise, and mandarin peel.

You can then grab their imported soju or Saigon Special Beer, and it’ll be a meal for the ages.

Keep in mind that the hot pot’s price here is based on the weight of your bowl.

Dragon Hot Pot

Address: 117 Gouger St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: 0466 126 670

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Thu – 11:30 am to 11:30 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 11:30 am to 12 am
  • Sun – 11:30 am to 11:30 pm


You’ll get your taste buds fired up at Dragon Hot Pot. For the herbivores out there, their vegan soup is where it’s at. 

But if you’re a fan of bold and fiery, give the Sichuan hot and sour soup a whirl, featuring Sichuan chilies and Chinese vinegar. Their collagen bone broth, prepared with silky mild stock and bone marrow, is perfect for those who can’t handle spice. 

And if you’re all about that unique umami, dive into the pickled mustard soup with a slow-cooked bone broth and 6-month-old, crock-fermented pickled mustard.

Opt for the “dragon hot” soup base if you have a strong liking for intensely spicy cuisine.

Xiao Long Kan Chinese Hotpot

Address: 123 Gouger St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 7006 5222

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Tue – 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Wed to Thu – 12 pm to 12:30 pm, 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 12 pm to 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm to 11 pm
  • Sun – 12 pm to 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm


Xiao Long Kan’s menu is a splendid selection of traditional Chinese soup bases, each offering its unique flavor journey. Whether you’re in the mood for a savory mushroom soup or crave the fiery kick of Sichuan hot pot, you’re in for a treat. 

Try the rich and savory collagen bone broth for a true hot pot indulgence. 

As for the toppings, you can’t go wrong with their lobster tails, sea cucumber, and boneless duck palm!

Take advantage of this restaurant’s proximity to bus stops like Stop H1 Morphett St – East side and Stop S1 Morphett St – West side.


From mars_devil

Address: 3/26 Bank St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: 0475 032 828

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Closed
  • Tue to Sat – 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, 5 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Sun – Closed


Mandoo’s spicy Korean hot pot isn’t just a meal; it’s a flavor-packed journey into the heart of Korean cuisine. 

In every bowl of this selection, you’ll find an abundance of beef, fishcakes, and kimchi, and it doesn’t stop there. Each order includes Mandoo’s iconic dipping sauce, enoki mushrooms, and a side of crunchy pickles.

And if spice isn’t your thing, no worries! Mandoo also offers a non-spicy hot pot with pork instead of beef. This one typically comes with Korean glass noodles, rice cakes, and meaty dumplings.

Arrive early, as Mandoo doesn’t take bookings. It’s first come, first served here, folks.

18th Street Hot Pot

Address: Tenancy 2/94-96 Gouger St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8231 3941

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon to Thu – 11:30 am to 11:30 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 11 am to 12 am
  • Sun – 11:30 am to 11:30 pm


18th Street Hot Pot’s Szechuan pepper soup base is the star of the show here. This umami-filled broth perfectly balances heat and flavor while providing a Goldilocks level of just the right thickness (not too curry-like or watered-down).

You can kick things up a notch with some peanut and garlic sauce. 

For toppings, they have hot pot essentials like crab sticks, tofu, eggs, and mouthwatering sliced beef. 

Learn the restaurant’s ordering system by visiting this page.

Chef Kim Korean Restaurant

Address: 4 Linden Ave, Hazelwood Park, SA 5066

Contact Details: (08) 8338 7831

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Tue to Fri – 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Sat – 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Sun – Closed


At Chef Kim Korean Restaurant, the spotlight shines on the delectable bul go gi jeongol. This marinated beef hot pot, priced at $42, is best for two foodies.

The spicy and rich broth is overflowing with well-seasoned beef, napa cabbage, radish, zucchini, onions, and sweet potato noodles. This deal also comes with two bowls of rice.

Reservations are required to secure a seat. Visit their website to book.

Hi Bowl Hotpot

Address: 443 Magill Rd, St Morris, SA 5068

Contact Details: 0438 416 507

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon to Fri 11 am to 3 pm, 5 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Sat to Sun – 11 am to 8:30 pm

It’s hard to pinpoint the best soup base at Hi Bowl Hotpot because each delivers a flavor wallop. 

We tried the standard hot and spicy soup first, but most of our teammates preferred the milder and more savory chicken broth.

For vegetarians, the menu offers a delightful trio of soup choices. You can relish the sweet tang of the tomato soup, savor the zesty and bold notes of tom yum, or indulge in the creamy, subtly spicy flavors of the laksa soup.

You can find a parking spot at the restaurant’s rear.
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